Taking A Look At How To Prevent Bug Bites This Summer

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Uncategorized

For many people, the summer months present the very best time of the year. After a long and cold winter, getting out in the summer sunshine is a hugely ideal thing indeed, and something that many people look forward to during all other seasons. Spending time outside after being cooped up all winter is something that can be great for both physical and mental health. Of course, certain precautions will need to be taken, especially by the parents of young children.

<br>Consider, for instance, the typical pool. Swimming is, after all, the fourth most popular athletic activity in all the United States and one of the most popular summer pastimes for children of all ages. At the end of the day, spending time in the pool can be a great way to relax and cool off, but it is important for parents to be aware of their children at all times. Unfortunately, drowning is far more common than many people realize, and it is easy to miss, as it happens quite silently and does not resemble how it happens in the movies in the slightest. Therefore, taking steps to avoid drowning by watching your kids at all times is absolute key. In addition to this, any pool on your property should be fenced off and locked when not in use, to prevent your own children and even children elsewhere in the neighborhood from accidentally ending up inside it. This small step can end up saving many lives, as has been seen over the course of the years.

<br>In addition to this, the proper care and keeping of your skin is also quite critical. Preventing bug bites is hugely important, as bug bites can be both uncomfortable as well as dangerous, especially when you are bit by a mosquito. And with up to 3,000 different species around, there are plenty of mosquitoes to bite you (even though it is true that only the females of the mosquito population actually have the right body parts to actually do so). And while mosquito bites are certainly itchy, uncomfortable, and even sometimes painful, it is the diseases that can be transferred by mosquitoes through blood borne pathogens or the transfer of a parasite that can be particularly dangerous and pose the real risk. Every year, diseases transmitted by mosquitoes both end and change more lives than many people realize.

<br>Fortunately, the use of something like a fiberglass screen can effectively work to keep the mosquitoes at bay. A fiberglass screen can be erected around your pool, for instance, as pool screens have become hugely popular in recent years. A fiberglass screen as a pool screen can be particularly ideal for the fact that bug spray is likely to wash off while swimming. Therefore, a fiberglass screen or even other types of screen for porches can serve as an additional layer of defense, something that will make the purchase of the fiberglass screen in question more than worth the while.

<br>The fiberglass screen or other types of screen mesh material can be used to make your porch or patio area into a safe space as well. The typical fiberglass screen will prove effective against mosquitoes and many other types of bugs as well, meaning that the fiberglass screen can provide you with a safe haven of sorts against bug bites. However, the maintenance of a fiberglass screen or any other kind of porch mesh screening is important and all holes, even small ones, should be repaired promptly. After all, not doing so will render your fiberglass screen hugely ineffective indeed.

<br>In addition to warding off bugs with the use of something such as a fiberglass screen or the like, preventing against sun damage is also hugely important. Fortunately, this is something that can be done through the use of things like sunscreen and protective clothing. Dressing in loose layers and wearing hats can go a long way during the summer months, as can avoiding being in direct sunlight during the hottest times of the day. Taking such steps can prevent you from a great deal of skin damage indeed and will hold back both signs of aging and skin cancer alike.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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